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      Moisture Penetration Resistance of Concrete Masonry

      This program provides a general overview of strategies to provide moisture-resistant concrete masonry assemblies, including material requirements and quality design and construction practices. A brief overview of mold and mold abatement is also included.

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Identify key material characteristics desirable for moisture-resistant assemblies.
      2. Recognize the basic types of CM wall construction, and the moisture-related qualities of each.
      3. Know the basics of effective flashing/weep installations
      4. Know how to effectively incorporate sealants and water repellents in concrete masonry assemblies

      Keywords: concrete masonry, water penetration, water repellents, sealants, flashing